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neighbor had them for three years, been using the foggers and sprays, nothinggwas working. the longer you wait, the orst infestation is. >> reporter: killing the bugs usually requires several extermination treatments but can be one with proper washing, steam cleaning and using special powders, you can contact the health department for more information if you think you've got them. melinda roeder, fox 45 news at 5:30. today they ttok their case beforeetoday's marylanddboard of contracc appeals. >> we're going to get a license and have a cassno open on russell street. it's going to be fantastic, and finally a lot ssonerrthan if they go through this reproposal process. finally tte taxpayers of@ maryland will get what we all voted for in 2008. >> if the board upholds the commission deecsion. >>> some city leaders are asking for more latitude in how they spend yyur tax dollars. the request comes as we learn more about a $28,000 remodeling job on a city office last yyar because the stufffthey bought for that office costs less than3 $5,000 individually they didn't have o get the apppoval of t
and justice joy lepola tells us, there are two -aailies outraged tonight. >> he did not do this, and i know he did not..3 >> the mother of suspected killer james king,,leaves court outraged. it ollows a judge's decision to revoke king's bail. >> he is not a cold blooded the bad part is that they are not looking for the real killer. police wann to olve the case, and close it, because they got so many murders already. >> king was held without bail iniiially. then the attorney asked he judge for reconsider. bail was set at $$ million. king walked out of jail, a free man, evvn though he had been charged with murder. >> in this case, there was no hearing. the statt did not have notice. out.e acted as soon as we found >> for nearly a weeks the family of calvin yyung lived in fear. ú%ung's family talked with us3 aboot t, from new jersey. >> whether the decision, we were very worried about it. like for the familyyand for the because he is around this area. >> in arguing thh case, prosecutors pointed to seven prior convictions, ing. one of which was from an escape when he as under house arrest.
jad using a victim's credit card just after police say he was involved in an armed robbery. august 8th investigators say he was one of three suspects who approached victims in college park with a weapon, took their property and ran away. >> after we searched his home we recovered property belonging to the victims of the robbery. >> reporter: jad is in jail with no bond. >> makes me feel a lot better to know they're not going to let it go and end us a warning. they're actually out there -- send us a warning. they're actually out there doing their job. >> reporter: over a month police have been searching for suspects involved in at least six student robberies in college park. one student says someone was robbed near his home at hartmouth and yale about a week ago. >> i was thinking about it. my parents were probably more worried than i was, but it was definitely something i thought about. >> reporter: there are other suspects still on the run. check out these two men on the video who may have helped. these suspects were also involved in armed robberies in college park. in this video the
alarm laze in west baltimore yesterday. karen parks is sttnding by live at the scene to teel us why firefighters say this proofs the serious lack of resources. karen? >>well, jennifer and jeff. look at this. this is what is left, after yesterday's fire, ttat nearly deetroyed more a dozen homes. and dozens of firefighters werr called to the scenn. but they all were not from baltimore. %-some say, we could have been n big trouble. >> the city was required to ask for companies to transfer in, from arundel county, baltimore county, howard counny, harford county and as far away as washington, d.c.. this was a fire that, in days gone by, would have been serious but there would have been enough resources left in the city to adequately protect the city. -> a spokesperson for the mayor released this statement. despite a record of $121 million budget defiiit, mayyr tephanie rawlings-blake restored critical funding to the fire department this year. and to reduce rotating fire company closures over the last year. there are, at least, three rotating fire company closures baltimore.ng live here
. >>> and keeping watch of hurricane igor, it appears it will likely veer northeast away from the u.s. with the 75 mile- per-hour winds. the eye of the storm barely missed bermuda overnight. no early reports of major damage to the island but many parts lost power. forecasters say igor will continue to cause high surf and strong rip current as -- currents along the eastern seaboard. >> it's going to shape up nice today. >>> it's going to be not as warm as yesterday. but a decent day today and then later in the week we'll see our temperatures warm up quite nicely. it will be like summertime again, before fall, which happens on wednesday. not much to show you folks. not much in the way of precipitation or cloud cover. a couple of clouds here and there. skies are mostly clear and shall be for the bulk of the day today. current temperatures. here in washington we are 69 degrees. 69 in fredericksberg and at patuxent naval air station. in baltimore it's 66. out at dulles it's 66. and in ocean city, 63 at this hour. your day planner for today, plenty of sunshine. a couple of cloud this is morning. a littl
was bring it to the floor. they wouldn't even let us do that. they wouldn't allow the courage to have a vote on this. >> reporter: gray rights groups saw this as the last chance before the election to over turn the 17-year-old law. >> it ought to go. it's unamerican and in consistent with our values of opportunity. >> reporter: democrats blamed republicans. >> looking at a bleak elect oral situation, we are going to jam this through. >> reporter: president barack obama's pick to lead the marine corp didn't help. general james amos said he didn't think congress should lift the ban, however the white house remains optimistic. >> the president continues to urge congress to act. i don't think this is the end. >> reporter: under the proposed legislation, the repeal would not have taken effect until the president, secretary of defense and chairman of the joint chief of staff signed off but one republican senator called that process phony since the two military leaders are on record supporting the president and efforts to lift the ban. >>> one of the president's top economic advisors plans to leave
did not break us. i'm maureen umeh. today, the nation paused to reflect on that fateful day and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice 9 years later, much has change. twin light beams stand where the world trade center powers once stood. a live look at the new york city skyline and earlier at the pentagon, president obama laid a wreath at the memorial where american airlines flight 77 crashed. the crowd honored the 184 victims who died. the president we -- terrorist efforts to divide the country, a victory he said will never be handed to them. >> we won't let the acts of some small band of murderers who slaughter the innocent and cower in caves distort who we are. they doubted our will but as americans, we persevere. >> among the dignitaries were the families of those who died, including the family of carolyn manlin. she was working inside the pope 9 year ago and today her family invited matt ackland to a celebration of her life. >> reporter: this is what caroline loved. her family in one place. >> she loved to keep the family together no matter what is going on. >> re
crash, but the faa does not believe that's what this is. reports from the scene tell us this may be a natural gas explosion, those flames being fed from videotape a little while ago the intensity of these flames that they are being fed by a large gas line that services the airport. we're told the fire is consuming a residential neighborhood. some aerial views that are wider than others show a wide area in flames, at least a dozen homes on fire. first reports are telling us at least five people have been taken to area hospitals, three of them in credit can condition. you see helicopters there over- - critical condition. you see helicopters there overhead as well. no reports of any deaths, but officials are still trying to assess what's going on there, what's causing this huge fire. windy conditions are also hampering firefighting efforts. this is a neighborhood of homes in san bruno, california, just south of the city of san francisco up in flames. the full extent of the story there still unfolding. >> incredible pictures coming out of that area. we know you'll let us know of any
. taking a break from domestic concerns to talk about u.s. efforts to bring peace to the middle east and stability to iraq and afghanistan and then sit down with the leaders of china and japan. although last night this was the scene. hecklers greeded the president at a gray rights fundraiser. some shouted at him. others yelled he is not doing enough to repeal the military don't ask don't tell policy. the president eventually told them to go shout at republicans. >>> part of the new health care law kicks in today. it's been six months since the president signed the landmark bill but the future of health care reform is still unclear. matt acland joins us live from capitol hill with more on our big story today. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of this legislation will be implemented today or this week and this issue is becoming debated once again. we heard about it six months ago and now we're starting to hear about it a lot again. the reason why, the elections are just around the corner. the republicans are saying this is a wrong move for the president. he should ha
. this is okay to spend this money. -o one reported it. said that everyone is used to this. >> did he care about his position or the people. >> a year later, director scott resigned. now the office has changed3 again. that custom glass desk is gone. and so is the zebra print rug. new director has moved in sooe ú%w pieces. buu this furniture, is already owned by the city. jeff abell, fox 45 news at 10:00. >> the city said that it found %-that no longer in that office. ú% have yet another wwste watch find out how much maryland may. be over paying for new office space. and the options the state could ú%ve used instead. coming up in 15 minutes right here, of course, on fox 44 news at 10:00. >> baltimore county police arrest a an that they say is responsible for wo sex crimes and they want to know if he committed more crimes.ú police say lamont garrison tried to rape a woman in her ownn3 apartment on franklin avenue in july. woman in her apartment on monika place in june. %-because he matched thest week. description victims had given police. >> the detectives came down and interviewed him, but
in canton where bernstein is waiting for results. >> and joy lepola joins us from south baltimore with current state's attorney jessamy waiting to see if she can keep her job. >> the otherr ace most likely decided tonight is baltimore county executive. kevin kamenetz has spent a lot keith daniels is live in pikesville waiting to see if it pays off. >> bartenfelder has been serving with kevin kamenetz in thh baltimore ounty council since is the mid 90s. melinda roeder joiis us from his campaign headquarters in parkville. >> republicans and democrats nominate their candidates tonight karen parks is joining us from canton where governor ú%malley is expected to be nominated. former governor ehrlich faces a -hallenge from the right, on the g.o.p. side tonight. >> aad john rydell will join us live from federallhill with the results that have race. >> but first, tonight, the race for state's attorney in baatimore. >> yeah, take a look at the numbers as they come in. happening at this time. in real time. 1 percent of the precincts reporting. jessamy ahead 51 percent over challenger greg
of your top stories are coming up. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we're glad you're with us this morning as we take a look down at wisconsin avenue at 5:00 on this tuesday morning. good morning and thank you for being with us this morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm he sarah simmons in for gurvir this morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it will still be a little warm out there for the first day of school. not bad though t will be good for the kids not to have to go back to school in the rain there in virginia. so definitely not quite fall yet but we could still be visited by summer as tony struggles just to come back with us. >> after the hot yoga session. >> happy to be back. good morning, everybody. a fine forecast today. we'll see warmer temperatures today than we've seen during last couple of days but not a bad day for the first day of school for those who were remaining at summer vacation. it is all over today, folks. let's take a look at what is happening out there. we'll start with the current conditions. little 70 degrees in the d.c. area at reagan national. sate
. >> sounds good. >> let's check in with julie wright. she has the latest on traffic for us. >> if you are traveling northbound i-95 north of i-195 but before you reach 695, that is where we had the accident activity tying up the two right lanes. georgia accident at -- georgia avenue at norbeck, they were checking for an dent here. 395 across the 14th street bridge being lanes are open. no incidents to report crossing the potomac river. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> our big story, repealing don't ask, don't tell. later today, the senate is going to vote on the pentagon's policy. for more, we turn to fox 5's stacy cohan live on capitol hill this morning. >> reporter: good morning. both president obama and the defense secretary robert gates do support ending the don't ask don't tell policy but the big question here on capitol hill is how will the senators vote. don't ask don't tell allows gays and lesbians to serve in the military but not openly. in may of this year, the house of representatives voted to repeal the ban. now, it is the septa's turn. the legislation at
obviously a lot of people in the hospittl. >> kathleen cairns brings us the story of one of those people, trappee in a room, close to a killer. >> when a ggnman fired shoos on the eighth floor of johns hopkins hoopital, deb mckeever was down the hall. >> we kept the door shut. >> kind of loud noise. >> she was with her mother-in--aw. a patient. along with two therapists, and a nurse. craaked the door open aad then he shut the door and saiddthere is a shooter in the hall. get down. >> immediately, he got doww and started to put the chairs that, door. and he told us to get down. and be quiet. >> deb dialed 911. >> ssooting in thh hall way. >> happened so fast. i was pretty much scared to death. i thouggt, possibly, we were going to -- somebody would shoot us. >> heerd shooting, screaming and barricaded with a room. >> my worst fear is you think somebodyywill come down theehall building.3 gun. >> first thing i did is say, please, god keep us safe. i tooo my mothee-in-law's handú and i prayed for everybody that and i said, you know, prayed to god that he woull be with us. >> an hour later
on camera using handicapped spaces leaving those who need them without any place to park. we start off with that fox 5 investigation weeks in the making. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. handicapped parking spots at a local metro lot not going to those in need. tonight we confront the drivers taking them. tissue thompson s live with answers. >> reporter: -- tisha thompson is live with the answers. >> reporter: this came from a tip who wrote us saying come to the parking lot during lunch hour. check the joggers in spiked heels or running shoes running for the trains. all you need is a handicapped sticker. who is checking? so we came out to the branch avenue metro station and checked out these metro handicapped spots and we got answers even we weren't expecting. the moon is still up. the cats are still on the prowl, but the first row of handicapped parking is already full at the branch avenue metro station in prince george's county. >> that's why i get here as early as i do. >> reporter: celestine walker has knee problems and snagged the first space in the
in west baltimoree and tells us no onee3 was hhrt. but these fires are still under investigation tonight. karen? >> that'' right jeff. innestiggtors are still here, on the scene. -ou mentioned earlier, in the intro, you talked abouu high winds. windy right now. just imagine what it was like a now, the fire started right here. you can sse all the debris left. after three homes caught on fire. the blaze then spread, across the street. i will try to get over here to show you. these five row homes, went up in flames, and it did not stop here. and investors say high winds could be a factor. but will not confirm. 5 ell you. as for neighbors. it was a iasco none will forget. >> it is crazy. you got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. seven firee. >> flames tear down homes. >> in the second house right there. and kept chaining down. >> first fire started in the 1300 block of north calhoon. homes. two were vacant, the third had occupants that were not at ome. >> eople that use drug, go in these buildings and smoke their stuff. and, yoo know, set stuff on fire. >> the fire spreaddacross t
. >> chief meteorologist vytaa reii joins us with a firstly look at the sky watch weaahhr forecast. >> most of it occurrrd on the pennsylvania line and north of us. some activity lingering on the eastern portion of the state. and heading over to new jersey, where, actually the most severe storms are. nothing over baltimore right now. eastern shooe, watch until 11:00. as there is a few you scattered showers in the neighborhood. but not aaythiig too seeere in the state at this moment. going to radar, one cell near the bay bridge with rain in it. and activitt ttward chestertown. but it looks like it is really garden variety thunderstorms.ú few little rain oward churchill and lightning. not much. then over to new jersey this is where it is picking upp we have like a boww cho. that means the winds are strong. 50 to 60 milessper hour at times. in parts of new jersey. as this frontal bounnarr pushes in. how it will play out is thattit looks like the activity will continue to roll east. we got a brief heavy downpour in baltimore. buu it line moves to tte eastern portion of the state. to delaware.
and use my ppol. gus writes, i don't need to change my plans, i am going west. go to foxbalttmmre.com, and tell us what you think. you can sound off through -acebook. send us a tweet@foxbaltimore. enter fox 45 a for yes, fox 45 b for no and your response may air at 11:00. ready for hurricane earl,rr is sailors working on the hurricane plan. it includesssecuring ships and moving them out of the way, if necessary. they sayyyou should do the same3 when earl passes by maryland, they say, stay off the wattr. >> basscally, we're preparing our people and our assets, to weather the storm safely. but to get back on the water as soon as poosible. >> coast guard rrminds boaters there are changes to draw briige -chedules, and if youuhave hazardous materials on or near spill. >> most of the north carolina coast line is under a hurricane warning as we speak. aad tturists are told to get out of the way of the hurricane.úevo island. -nd cars load order ferries and driven out of town. people that live theee, havv eeperienced hurricanes in the past. >> my great grandparents house, stay in there,,i
one jewelry distributor said it could be worth more than $50,000. >>> stay with us. we have much more still ahead, your weather, traffic and stop stories as fox 5 morning news at 5:00 begins now. >>> start you off with a look at hurricane earl this morning continuing to take aim at the eastern seaboard. evacuations are beginning in parts of north carolina and the hurricane could ruin labor day weekend plans for million of people including people right here in our region. >> let's take a look at exactly how things are shaping up for us here on this wednesday more than, september 1st. a live look at our nation's capital to get you started on this wednesday. >>> good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us. let's say good morning to tucker barnes with a look at what is happening here. >> good morning. just getting the latest on earl. maximum winds down to 125 miles per hour. that is a category three hurricane. still a major hurricane. very dangerous. it will be approaching the mid- atlantic here during the
. crystal hayes told us not only did she see smoke coming from the front of the suv, she saw sparks, indicating that something was dragging. the lady who called police said that she found natasha's bike embedded notice grill of her suv and that's the way police did find it. but we're hearing from law enforcement sources, that call to police didn't come in until about four hours after the collision. >> paul, at this point i know you said no charges have been filed. do we know if they are considering charges or just investigating right now? >> reporter: the guidance we've gotten is that it will take time to piece this together. they have the measure. s, what measurements, the witness, the driver of the vehicle and sometimes they take quite some time to come together so it could be weeks or months before we hear anything at all. >> paul wagner, thank you. >>> there are new serious charges of a driver accused of killing a pedestrian in adams morgan. temeka adams is charged with involuntary manslaughter. she lost control of her car and hit two college students and then crashed into a res
who want to serve openly without fear of retribution on. a procedural vote this afternoon the u.s. senate preserved the controversial policy don't ask don't tell. fox 5's bob barnard here with reaction. >> well, one democrat in the senate vietnam veteran john kerry of massachusetts says the republican filibuster today means gays in the military have no choice but to lie about who they are. on the senate floor don't ask don't tell got torpedoed by republicans who say they were happy to debate funding the military for the next fiscal year. >> but i will not and i urge my colleagues not to allow the defense bill to be a train that to carry through controversial unpopular pieces of legislation. >> reporter: a move to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the u.s. military. >> whether you disagree with this policy, whether you want to keep it or repeal it, the senate should not be forced to make this decision now. >> reporter: while the pentagon's asking men and women in the military what they think, the defense secretary and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff support allowing ga
day weekend. sarah simmons is joining us live with the latest. >> reporter: well some people have already had their vacation plans interrupted early. from what we know this morning, we know that folks on the north carolina island of ocracoke have been evacuated as well as hatteras island is also being evacuated. now we've learned within the hour. and hurricane earl is now a category three. it has been downgraded but make no mistake about it here, it can still do a lot of damage with winds packing up to 125 miles per hour right now. maryland emergency officials are meeting today about the impact it's expected to have on ocean city. the mayor there said they have about 200,000 people there now leading up to this big labor day weekend. city officials are also warning swimmers about the dangerous riptides there in the water. now here in d.c. they don't expect much from hurricane earl. however, residents are being asked to prepare for power outages and flooding similar to what we have seen during the severe storms lately. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is expected to declare a statewi
you see the capitol dome. thank you for joining us for fox 5 morning news. i'm gurvir dhindsa. without any more hesitation, let's go over to tucker to find out what is happening with earl. it is huge, tuck. >> and it is getting bigger. let's go right back to it. category 2 hurricane. maximum winds, 105 miles per hour. the good news is the eye of the storm will stay just offshore during the next several hours. even though the beach communities from the vines right up to southern new england are going to take a beating, this could be a lot worse as this is a major storm. a lot of cloud cover across the washington area. when you head out this morning, there will be clouds. we'll go partly sunny this afternoon but you can see a lot of rain showers. bands of rain associated with earl starting to make their way inland not only in north carolina but in southern virginia and not too long here, even the maryland beaches will start to get in on the rain. let's look it the temperatures here in washington. we are now 78 degrees. with all the cloud cover, we are not cooling off overnight. 75 in fre
. the head of the u.s. labor department pays a visittit howard couuty. megan gilliland joneses live with the latest on what she had to say about the state of the economy on this labor day. good orning, megan. >> reporter: on the weekend we honor working americans. the u.s. department of labor secretary, hilga s lis so lis is visiting the hardest workers in america.3 the unemployment stands at a low 557%. across the country it's higher. the attst figures showiig 9.6% of americans are without jobs. while the numbers are grim, ss lis says the conomm is moving forward. >> we have created in the last eight months on aa average 90,000 months with job. in the last 22 months when bush -as president there was no job growth. that's a big difference. >> on fox news sunday, republican senator, john mccain blaated that the argument, saying that the economic other policies have failed and more people are unemployed out in that than what the stimulus package was passed. >>> the secretary will hee head3 milwaukee joining president obama to peak there. >>>>we want to now what you think, is the
to be nursed back to health. thanks for staying up with us. i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maureen umeh. one was taken from animal testing medical lab and the others from a dog fighting ring. >> reporter: this is undercover video taken by peta in a lab at gates county, north carolina. watch for yourself. peta says the video shows workers mistreating cats, dogs, even rabbits. after this video was released the department of agriculture launched an investigation and the lab released the animals. some of them were brought to the washington animal rescue league. >> this is the case of about 200 animals in north eastern and north carolina and just a horrific medical research lab. >> reporter: saturday they looked over the rescued animals. the first goal is to nurse them back to health. the second is find them good homes. >> what we saw in the video was really nothing short of abuse. really deplorable. probably about the worst rescue disaster situation we've encountered. >> reporter: but that is just one rescue effort underway at the rescue league this weekend. ten pitbull dogs arrived on saturday
and a look at the week ahead coming up in just a little bit. stick with us for that. >> let's check in with julie wright. she has the latest on the traffic situation out there. >> good morning to you all. we are talking about loudoun county. before a serious crash that popped up on us along route 9 out at hamilton station road. we are told that the highway is blocked off in each direction. that is route 9 at hamilton station road currently closed because of an accident. for those that are traveling along northbound i-95 here in lorton, nice, easy commute continuing up towards the beltway. no problems to report on the beltway leading annandale to merrifield and you will fine that traveling at the wilson bridge, all lanes are open and traffic is running smoothly there. top side of beltway, the outer loop as you work your way around from 650 new hampshire avenue and continue to silver spring, light traffic volume there as well. you will find lanes are open coming southbound as you travel from 109 out towards the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> it appears the ea
for joining us tonight. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas. working the campaign trail at the festival when the pitbull started tangling with a poodle. police on the scene responded. karen grey houston was on the scene as it all unfolded and brings us the account of what happened out there. >> reporter: it was an orderly festival, full of people, dogs, music, food and crafts. up until two dogs, this poodle seen here with its owner, and a pitbull got into it. >> two dogs were passing by and suddenly they jump up to each other. they were fighting. >> this is the distraught owner of the pitbull who was killed. eyewitnesses say the pitbull was the aggressor. >> the pitbull started biting the owner of the dog and her bystander that was there with her. started biting them. >> bystanders tried to separate the dogs. one of them, this man, says he was bitten by the pooled. and then police got involved. >> the one issue that does not appear to be in dispute is that a police officer pulled out his weapon out here and shot and killed the dog. how and why it happened depends on whom you ask. >> thi
for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. that pesky little humidity is creeping back into the forecast. tony perkins is joining us with the details. not just the nasty humidity. >> i keep saying that. today is a transition day. we've had great weather for the week. today is not so great. it will be humid, warmer, more clouds and it will set us up for a wonderful weekend. high clouds streaming through early this morning. you'll see some sun filter through but the clouds will thicken up and by tonight mostly cloudy skies. right now 69 in the capital. 62 at dulles. dover, delaware, 67 degrees. today clouds on the increase. warm temperatures. more humid than it has been. breezy with winds out of the south at 10-15 miles per hour. that's a look at the weather. now an update on traffic and for that we go to julie wright. >>> not so bad right now if you're at the wilson bridge. the inner loop of the beltway slowing leaving braddock toward 66. and the lanes are open. eastbound 66 tied up as you work in from the virginia visitor's center and nutley street to the beltway.
could use it. let's check in with julie wright. she has a look at traffic. >> as long as it doesn't happen during rush hour. we have to be specific with mother nature. only certain hours, certain times of the day and certain days of the week. >> you will find the lanes are open. overnight roadwork picked up off of 270 as you travel southbound merging off of 124 onto 270. that is running smoothly now leaving msmght va and continuing out to the lane divide -- that is running smoothly now leaving mva and continuing out to the lane divide. overnight roadwork if the hot lanes as you travel between 66 and tyson's now cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> new this morning, tons of belongings just dumped out on the street. >> a d.c. woman is being kicked out of her home for allegedly not paying her bills. matt ackland join us live with the details on this one. >> reporter: good morning. eloise diaz, this is all of her stuff. as you were saying, yesterday, shefers kicked oust her home, evicted. she lost her job. take a look. it is just stuff all up and down here. here
harris murder good look at theethree suspects that dark night. >> as crime reporter joy llpoll3 tells us, one juror is not fully convinced. >> reporter: a managerrat the new haven lounge testified he didn'ttknow if they werr the ones who killed harris and robbed the new haven lounge back in september of 2008. one defense attorney called that testimony powerful. but is it enough to avoid a guilty verdict? prosecutors maintain surveillance video cappured tte their base but they are truly banking on dna evidence. it's evidence defense attorneys have fought extremely hhrd to keep outtbut have been unsuccessful. escorteddby police, the state's witnesses today remained silent. as for the jurors. >> i think theyyare aal deeply interested in the case because we were all deeply hurt of mr. harris was killed. >> reporter: now wwth that said some jurors appeared to be dozing off during testimony this defense attorney who you just heard from says he just hopes they are awake and alert of they return a not guilty verdict. the state has yet to delve iito any dna evidence. joy lepola, fox 45 news at >>
endorsement. meanwhile, ehrlich used the endorsement to attract it comes %-democrats.g independence and >>> the cuttback on the bush tax cuts. to raise taxes onnthe weallhiest americans. molly waner berger tells us >> reporter: president owe a oa speaking in the rose garden called on congress to exttnd the bush cuts. >> doesn't it make sense for us to move forward with the tax cuts that we all agree on. >> reporter: however senate democratt have not introduced a bill to do so. republicans argue that in these tough economic times everybody should keep that tax break set to expire t the end of the year, including the families or small business owners who earn over $250,000.ú >> republicans are united, no tax increases on obody. now that may be poor grammar, but it is sound economics. >> reporter: but democrats contend the conttnuing the tax breaks for wealthy americans will not stimulate the economy and will put the government more in debt. >> the extension of the tax cuts for the wealthiist for the millionairesswill add $700 billion to the national deficit. $700 billion. we ca
approaches. go to foxbaltimore.com/vote 2010. >>as the electionnmoves closer to us, debate over he bush tax cuts heatt up. president obama wants to faze out the cuts for the wealthy. and keep them for theemiddle class. %-economists say keeping all the tax cuts is better than the president's current economic proposal, for search tax creddts. >> businesses are putting off big ticket purchases because they don't haae customers. they cannot justify major investments. they are not about to add new capacity because the president gives them a few dollars off on taxes. >> we understand what season we have entered in washington. we know that congress will not %->> but the president's own former budget director is now saying thht even the tax cuts for the middle class are not affordable for more than a couple of years. white houss, however, disagrees. >> young people are becoming %-it comes to investing.s when investment company survey finds that less than one in four people under the age of 35 say they are willing to take on a substantial level of risk. a recenn maryland survey also found that young
fridaa at a home. police say she beat mitchell up with a club. the device used to lock and simmons called 911 and said she hurt her aunt. >> uutil police arrived the aunt was suffering from traumatic head wounds. p transported by med-acts to the injuries. charges, including first-degree murder. >> new tonight. baltimooe grand jury indicts a man on murder and hateecrime charres. germane holly is accused in the beating death of martin reyes. holly told police hh hhtes hispanics, after his arrest last month. police alsoosay holly is3 mentally unstable.ú >> first on fox tonight. a woman that was near the gunman at johns hopkins hospital last week sharessher story of survival. kathleen cairns r the vvsitor credits a higher for your all the help. >> when a guuman fired shoos on the eighth floor of johns hopkins hospital, deb mckeever was ddwn the hall. >> llud noise. door. >> she was with her mother-in-law, a patient. along with two therapists and a nurse. %-crrcked the door open.t, and then he shut the door and saiddthere is a ssooter in the hall. get down. >> immediately, he got down and put
to take this and use it as an act of sabotage is truly disappointing and it's disheartening. >> reporter: henderson says those fenty signs she put up were at the owner ashburn's request, but he's thrown them in a pile behind the diner. council member thomas says a large paper taken from the diner cost his campaign about -- banner taken from the diner cost his campaign about $200. he's accusing thomas and the diner owner of knowingly filing false police reports. >>> the news edge staying on the district where mayor fenty is fighting for his political life and that had him and his opponent vincent gray working for your votes all day. fox 5's wisdom martin is live in the newsroom with the big issues they tackled today. >> no time off for these two candidates for d.c. mayor. this afternoon council chair vince gray met with a group of teachers to talk about their concerns and meanwhile current mayor adrian fenty rallied outside the rec center with his supporters. vincent gray discussed his plan for education reform that includes being more inclusive while mayor fenty is touting his record. >>
was really thinking is this really her? >> reporter: a school spoke person tells us the students will be refunded and the school will review procedures for booking concerts so they don't get duped again. >>> the news keeps coming. here's brian bolter with the news edge at 11:00. >> a thief in the night. the news edge on a string of burglaries in fairfax county has neighborhoods on high alert. tonight police linked the brazen burglar to dozens of crimes and fear there may be more. fox 5's roz plater live in the newsroom to kick things off. >> one of the victims told me tonight he had fallen asleep on his couch about 2:00 in the morning. he heard a noise and thought he was dreaming. turns out he wasn't. that bold burglar walked right through the unlocked front door. tonight police are worried the stakes may be even higher now that burglar has gotten his hands on two handguns. in just the past month fairfax county police say a lone burglar has struck at least 64 times and boy, is he ever brazen. >> he doesn't seem to care whether you're home or not. that's the part that scares me. >
out the weapons and the tactics used during a prison riot. >>> caught on camera, auto workers drinking beer and smoking what appears to be pot on their lunch break. it didn't happen just once. the exclusive investigation that's ignited a scandal. >>> we'll begin with that massive fire. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolt near and i'm shawn yancy. the flames broke out in one house and spread through parts of that manassas neighborhood within a matter of minutes. fox 5's bob barnard is there tonight on the still dropping story. >> reporter: this fire still smoldering seven hours later. you can see fire crews putting water on some hotspots. in the middle the house that was there is gone. on either side two others destroyed. take a look at this thing from the air. sky fox above the raging infernos around 4:00, three homes up in flames, but the scores of firefighters called to the scene, it's a losing battle for them. later from the ground the 8300 block of tillett loop in manassas looks like something here exploded destroying those three homes, the heat damaging several others.
harassment need not iivolve touching. thii is clearly abuse. and tell us what you think.ccm sound off through facebook. send s a tweee@foxbaltimore. text your answer to 45203. enter fox 45 a for yes. and yyur response may air on the ú%ate edition" at 11:00. >> defrock priest will spend 18 months n home detention for abusing a boy in tte 70s. 74-year-old thooas bev vin of cascades was convict after entering a alforddplea to one ú%admit guilt but acknowledgesú% there is enough evidence to convict him. -n auuust the archdioceses of baltimore removed him as the pastor of a church of ssne patrick in come ber gland resident at one east baltimore the heat thanks to no ac.eling melindd roeder is streaming in east baltimore with why soomany people are feeling hospital and helpless. >> i am here t the van story branch apartments on west 20th. where a fire truck just pulled up. it appears to be a false alarm. but the folks that are standdng here out, have actually been out here all day, because they havv no air conditioning. many of them are eederly and disaabee, so havinn no air on a day like thi
weekend is about to begin. chief meteorologist vytas reid joins us in a few minutes ith the latess information n where the storm will go. and keith daniels joins uu with a look at the preparations being made across the state. >> weather conditions are getting worse as we speak as earl gets closer. banks of north carolina where people are already evacuated %-there.eeof the islands down but we begin in maryland. %-ocean city.anding by live in jeff, whht is it like out thhre aa this hour?ú >>well, right now, all eyes are on the shoreline here in ocean city. this storm is expected to whip through the area b 3:000in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon. and whhle city leaders don't expect devastation, they do expect damage. >> by mid afternoon, only surfers were allowed in the waters of ocean city. ú%ange is on the way. >> you can feel it in the water before you feel it outside. >> at marinas there is no time to waste. boats are moving toohigher ground. nothing is left to channe. >> if you don't get your boat of the water you run the risk of it sinking. >> we wiil have the inds. ra
. thanks for being with us this thursday morning. rn i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm eveyallison seymour. more now ymon today's top storyt one of the lasting scenes from yesterday's hostage situation at the discovery channel building will be concerned parents waiting to get their children who were being taken out akof the discovery kids day care inside of the building. ld all of those children were in safely reunited with their e parents. >> we'll go rentlive to the discovery channel building where there is still a police po presence this morning in a couple of minutes. nu >>> but first the latest on hurricane earl. the storm expected to reach the east thcoast late tonight and into tomorrow morning, but willi not likely make a direct hit. there is still concern that the core of the storm could shift closer to the coast. president coobama has already ordered federal agencies to coordinate relief efforts. fo a state of emergency has bmaryl and north carolina. thousands of tourists heeded calls to heedevacuate in north carolina but many are vowing to ride out the storm. to >> and let's get
vacation traffic. d.c. metro has the second worst gridlock in the nation. joining us from along the beltway, john townsend. good morning. >> good morning. >> i guess we can be glad we don't have the worst. >> we have the second worst. look at this on 95 and 495. the concourse of 95 and 495, absolute gridlock. this will take almost 45 minutes to untangle and if you're here and you don't see or hear us, your stuck in absolute gridlock. >> how much can we blame on this terrible traffic tuesday, back to school and back to work, as opposed to any other tuesday this time of year? >> well if you live in this area, you know it's been a bad summer. especially in summer with all of the construction going on. but now this is ground zero because everyone comes back to work, everybody is back from vacation and all of the school systems are operational today and that explains this next us of gridlock that we see here today and will feel throughout the area. think about this, there are 3 million workers in our area, 1.5 million of them will drive to work alone. 500,000 people on metro. and you have to inc
meteorologist steve fertig is here with us. >> i'm not going anywhere. >> you're nottgoing anywhere, you are here for the next two days. %-weekend.hoping to have a great might as well get the rain now. we need it badly. we are nottgging to get a whole lot. take a look at the temperature as you head out this morning,3 while it's dry, 66 degrees, certainly not too baddfor a ttmperature in baltimore. and ww look at the ky hd radar and right now increasing clouds ahead of what we hope to be, showers moving through. i say that because the frontal direction may be weakening as it comes our way and may be drying out a little bit. in the day and especialll laterr in the evening and we re back iito the nice weather for the weekend. the timing will be nice if we can get rain first. a chance of rain for the afternoon is evening. a great evening, and ww are keeping our eyes peeledd n the troppcal system karl, igo rorksd julia. i will telllyou about that. right now laaree cooke is here with the commute. >> reporter: thank you, steve. if you're traveling through the fort mac mchenry tunnel, no trou
they will continue through the t evening hours and here's true view. to the south of us, rua ewlot o moisture and coming up out of north carolina and the heaviest should avstay to the east of i- and that being said, we i-have likelihood of more showers, thunderstorms and a potential of heavy rain later this ti evening and during the overnight and a flash flood watch flis in effect for everybody west of the t bay and this will run overnight into early, early tomorrow morning rn and things will dry out for us tomorrow and then we have a chance for more rain coming. mi the complete forecast in just a bit. shawn? aw >> thank you. you can ydepend on fox 5. head to www.myfoxdc.com for up-to- the-minute changes hp-on the n forecast, with live hd radar and a closer look at the stormso rolling through your neighborhood. >>> today, d.c.'s most hofamous and momost powerful residents fielded a question on the en quality of education in the district. ri president obama sent his daughters to private schools but he still hoohad something say about public education in the district. and beth parker is live
is very happy with the response of thee3 and this is an opportunity for us to look at what systems aar in plaae nd make sure that god forbid a situation like this happens again, we would be best preeared. have meetings every quarter to address security at majoo institutions. >> and earlier today, baltimore police searched the home of the man that shot the hookins doctor, his own mother. -hen himself. jeaa davis and her son paul, livvd in this arlington virginia home. police are looking for clues ú%out his meetal state leading up to the shootinn. >> an east baltimore neighborhood fightiig back tonight against drug dealers accused of taking verra playground. keith daniels is standdng by live at he park where local churches and city hall have all joined in the city clean up effort. keiih? >>well, jeff, live on aiken street at lafayette avenue, a spot looking more like a play ground. ú%ke a look behind me over here. it is another kind of game happening heee at this hour in a place where they say, that the drug game dominated the court. it is children and the playground tonight. part o
us. in comes a chance of ú%inshowers, and a lot of it staying orth. high pressure builds in. upper 70s through low 80s through tuesdaa. possible showers late tomorrow into friday early. we'reekeeping an eye on the tive tropics and iior, julia and karl as they makeetheir way across what is happening on the roadways this morningg here is lauren cooke ith a traffic dge check out. ú%eck, check, i guess i would say, lauren. >> reporter:: yeah, steve, we dd have problems on 95 if youu3 are using that to get into the citt. watch out for a disabled trash truck. and here is of a live look at the key bridge where we're dealing with an acccdeet along the innnr loop. it's leading to quite a bit of loop, though, through theuter parkville areaa no problems to report from 95 to 88, you're look at an 11-minute rideewith ú% average speed of 54 miles per -our. %--rom 795 to 95, that driie wil take you 11 minutes with an average speed of 54 miles per hour. no problems o report on 95, ffom whitemarsh boulevard to the beltway you're looking at a high of 55 for the aveeage speed of 55 miles per hou
at the thunder lake development of a of 234 and liberia avenue. again, the chief tells us that three homes, it looks like, perhaps burned to the ground. as many as seven-plus impacted by the blaze and we're going to keep sky fox in the air and have ground crews on the way. as soon as we get more details on that, we'll pass them along. >> all right, thank you. >>> >>> we're following a developing story out of the district tonight. d.c. police arrested a teenager for the murder of a catholic university student gunned down. >> neal was on the way home from work when he was killed and the motive has never been clear. fox 5s paul wagner joins us now from sherman circle where the mayor and police chief are expected to be tonight. paul. >> reporter: it's clear now, according to a document that was filed in the case and describing a truly vicious crime. according to police, 17-year- old eric foreman used a .380- handgun to attack neil gillespie as he was riding his bicycle that night and police say this 17-year-old opened fire on gillespie and hit him once and after he fell to the ground, the teen
to wait for this area of low pressure down over georgia to come up and over us and that process is going to take a few more hours. bottom line, rounds of rain still to come and the flash flood watch is up until 8:00 in the morning. we'll take you over to max. you'll be able to see. that how much rain are we talking and where? we thought we'd give you an idea because in the next 12 hours it looks like the heavy y rain will be along and east of i-95, around 1 to 2 inches of rain could still fall with lighter amounts off to our west and not out othe question a rumble of thunder and at times even on the severe side, some of the storms earlier today rotated a bit. we haven't seen anything like that tonight, but it's going to be a long night. you may need extra time for the morning rush hour, more details in a little while. >>> the other big story we are following tonight, the search for a rapist in montgomery county. police say he attacked a woman on the side of frederick road near high point drive in germantown. fox 5's wisdom martin joins us live with the details. >> reporter: investigators
yet tonight. >> we thank him for sharing with us their story. we're glad his family is safe and sound. bob barnard tonight. >>> the other big story we're following tonight, a deadly fire in a d.c. high rise may have been arson. tonight fire investigators are talking to persons of interest. three people were seriously hurt in that fire including a 2- year-old child. fox 5's karen gray houston is following the story. >> woke up and said what's going on? fire going on. there's a fire going on. get out. >> reporter: it was pandemonium, 3:45 in the morning residents woke up to billowing smoke and fire. a 911 call went out. firefighters arrived to find people desperately trying to get out. one man who jumped from a fifth floor window died. his nephew says he woke up his 38-year-old uncle, patrick perez and through a translator he tells us he climbed out the window first using a telephone cord. >> and then i started thinking what to do and that's when i grabbed the telephone cable, tied it up to the refrigerator and then threw it out the window. >> reporter: he made it to a tree below and ju
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